Community Calendar: April 4, 2013- April 10, 2013

By EGP News

Today, Thur. April 4

11am-3pm—LA County & LA City Health Expo 2013 Olvera Street. Expo will feature free health screenings, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and information about common health issues. Olvera Street is located at 125 Paseo de La Plaza, in downtown Los Angeles, across from Union Station. For more information, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov or call 2-1-1.

7pm—L.A. Contemporary Dance Company Then.  Now.  Onward! at the Diavolo Dance Space in the Brewery: 616 Moulton Ave. LA 90031. LACDC’s Spring Repertory Concert features new work by L.A. choreographers Arianne MacBean, Lindsey Lollie, and Artistic Director, Kate Hutter & live performance of original music by composers Peter Gonzales and Austin Wintory. Repeats Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 7pm. For more info and tickets: onward.brownpaperticket.com

Friday, April 5

10am-6pm—Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection opens at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Exhibit features selected works from the museum collections that elucidate how Japanese painters and artisans shared their appreciation for subjects including landscapes, physical beauty and pursuits like poetry and tea ceremonies. Runs through March 2014 during regular museum hours, Wed-Sun 10am to 6pm. Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, 91101. For admission prices and information, visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742.

Saturday, April 6

8am-4pm—Northeast Los Angeles Day of Service presented by Councilman Ed Reyes, the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council & Greater Highland Park Kiwanis Club. There are opportunities to participate in several projects throughout the Northeast LA community; gather at the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr. in Mt. Washington for the kick off. For more info on the projects, email NELADayofService@gmail.com or call (213) 485-0763.

9am-3pm—Boyle Heights LGBTQ Forum, Community Resource Fair at Mariachi Plaza. Come learn how to make homes, schools & neighborhoods safer and healthier for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) Youth and their families. This is a free event. Hosted by The Wall Las-Memorias. All are welcome. Workshops at 11am & 2pm. Lunch & entertainment at 12:30pm. Mariachi Plaza is located at 1831 East 1st St. LA 90033. For more information please call  (323) 286-7224 or visit http://www.facebook.com/BoyleHeightsLGBTQForum.

9am—Commerce Relay for Life to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer. Sponsored by the City of Commerce, Commerce Industrial Council &American Cancer Society, the unique 24-hour event aims to increase cancer awareness while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Teams from all over the community camp out overnight while at least one team member walks or runs around the track in shifts throughout the 24-hour event at the Veterans Memorial Park Baseball Field, 6364 Zindell Ave., Commerce. The event concludes at 9am on April 7. For more information, contact Francine Ayala at (323) 724-8801.

10-11am—“Coffee With Congressman” Xavier Becerra Town Hall meeting at the PUENTE Learning Center. Share your ideas and concerns directly with the congressman. Open to the public. PUENTE Learning Center: 501 South Boyle Ave, LA. Parking entrance on Boyle between 4th and 5th Street. For special accommodations, call (213) 481-1425.

10:30am-2:30pm—2nd Annual Financial Fitness Fair at the Los Angeles Central Library. Participants can talk to experts about a range of personal finance issues, review credit reports, & meet with trained financial coaches for help with creating a budget or paying-off debt. Help available to apply for public benefits such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal. Program includes workshops on buying a home, debt consolidation, saving for college & preventing identity theft. Registration is free & open to the public. Parking available at Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower St, next to the Central Library. Parking validation at the Library Information Desk (1st Floor) upon presenting a LAPL library card for $1; cars entering after 10am validation parking fee is $8.

1-5pm—RockaYourSoul: LA’s Celebration of Dance, Gospel and Ailey at Grand Park in downtown LA (Grand Avenue to Hill Street, blocks one & two of the park). Inspired by the rich heritage of the African American community, visitors of all ages engage directly with accomplished performers and teaching artists who will lead dance, singing and arts workshops. Festival is free. For more information or to register for for quilt and fan-making workshops, visit http://www.musiccenter.org/rocka or call (213) 972-7211.

2-4pm—Montebello Library Hosts American Idol Season 6 Songwriter Winner Kelly Corsino, who will help teens explore how poetry & self expression are revealed through music. She will guide teens in re-writing the lyrics to a well-known pop song, improv style, in this free fun workshop. Library: 1550 W. Beverly Blvd Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

Wednesday, April 10

6-8pm—Monthly Open House -Optimist Foster Family and Adoption Services for prospective LA area foster/adoptive parents. Get an overview of the process of becoming a foster/adoptive parent, meet social workers & current foster parents. Optimist LA office: 6957 N. Figueroa St, Highland Park. For more information and to register, call Cecelia Gibson at (800) 454-5561, or email cgibson@oyhfs.org. Bilingual staff will be available.

Upcoming

Partnership for LA Schools’ Boyle Heights Parent College Program at Hollenbeck Middle School, Saturdays, April 20-May 18, 9am-12:30 pm. Free & open to parents & families of Stevenson Middle School, Mendez Learning Center, Roosevelt High School, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Sunrise Elementary School. Hollenbeck: 2510 E. 6th St., LA 90023. Free childcare & breakfast. For more information, contact Stanley.anjan@partnershipla.org, call (213) 201-2000 X 234 or Roberto.Carlos@partnershipla.org, (213) 201-2000 X 211.

Road Map to High School College Prep Workshop on Apr. 18 at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library at 4pm. Learn about grade point averages, honor and AP classes, as well as what the College A-G requirements are and which extra-curricular activities to consider while in high school. Workshops are hosted in partnership with the Princeton review and are intended for middle school students and their parents. Boyle Heights Parent College Program. The library is located at 803 Spence St.

2013 Healthy Kids Day on Apr. 27 from 10am to 2pm at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA: 2900 Whittier Blvd, LA 90023. Take the whole family for free swim, games, food, health screenings, crafts, giveaways and more. Call the YMCA at (323) 260-7005 for more information.

Announcements:

The Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council is seeking volunteer musicians to perform during the group’s annual Cinco de Mayo community celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2013. For more information call Alexia Teran at (323) 223-6840.

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